Nextcloud Client General Ignore settings not working

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The issue you are facing:

Nextcloud Client sync files in folders it is supposed to Ignore according to the General ignore file (the one in general settings that should override the others).

Is this the first time you’ve seen this error? (Y/N): No

Steps to replicate it:

  1. Add testignore/* to General → Edit Ignored Files → Add
  2. Go to local synced folder
  3. mkdir testignore && cd testignore && touch dontsync.txt
  4. Nextcloud client then sync dontsync.txt which is supposed to be ignored.

Nextcloud client is latest ( 3.10.1 ). I don’t know since when it doesn’t work though, because I had issues with previous version which I thought I kinda fixed (by unchecking the folder in the main setting panel) but it ends up not working.

Edit: Nevermind the error popup in my original text. It is related to syncing an empty file.

Edit2: Seems like using testignorewithout /*works. Are regex supposed to work in ignore settings?

Try it with this regex:


that works for me.

I hope that helps you.
Much luck,

It works fine with / without * except the nextcloud client starts syncing nothing all the time making syncs slower (on NC Client 3.10.1). I am not sure it does that on my other device which I think it has the 3.10.0.

So I confirm. For some reason, NC Client 3.10.0 on another device with the same ignore list (which is synced) works properly, while my other device on 3.10.1 client keep syncing in loop.